Applying to Edinburgh Napier (Undergraduate)
Find advice and support about sending your application, learn how to apply for our undergraduate courses, and what to expect after you have applied

Your Experience Matters

Watch our current students summarise their Napier experience. There's a reason we've been the number one university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction four years in a row.

Check out more interviews from our academic staff below...

Before you apply

  1. Do your research and find your course at Edinburgh Napier University. Visit our course pages to find out more about entry requirements, course structures and career opportunities. This is a great time to check out if there are any industry links, work placement, or study abroad opportunities available on your chosen course too.
  2. Check out our videos further down the page to hear our Academic staff's thoughts on their courses at Edinburgh Napier University.

How to Apply

  1. Keep the key dates in mind. Most new undergraduate students will apply through UCAS which is the 'Universities and Colleges Admissions Service'. There are a couple of times of year to apply, but the main deadline is usually around the end of January. To start your studies in September 2024 the main UCAS deadline is 31 January 2024.
  2. Figure out what your UCAS application needs. You can register on UCAS Hub and log in ahead of starting your application, you just need an email address and a general idea of what you want to study (Undergraduate level, some subject areas of interest). UCAS isn't tying you down to those subjects at the point of registering, it's just so they can give you the right information once you're online. Check out our quick guide to Writing your Personal Statement before you start your application.


Our Academic Staff talk about their courses

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Mark - Engineering
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Hazel - Nursing
Smiling lecturer Stuart
Stuart - Nursing

After you have written your application

  1. Compare notes with friends, and get advice from peers and mentors. Your application should all be in your own words, but that doesn't mean you can't use a little help. It can be great to get support from friends going through the same process, or a teacher, parent or peer mentor could read over your application to check for any errors. Ask someone who knows you quite well, they may even point out something great about you that you missed out.
  2. Find out your next step. Some of our Creative Industries courses might ask you to send a portfolio of past work. Some other degrees like our Nursing programmes, will have further stages to your application. Keep an eye on your emails because you will always be invited personally to submit or attend extra application stages.
Online Assessment for Nursing and Midwifery

When you apply for one of our Nursing or Midwifery courses, you may be invited to complete an online assessment as part of your application. Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the assessment, as well as login details to the assessment platform. Get ahead by learning all about the Confident Caring Assessment process today.

Get in touch

Contact our advisers on 0333 900 6040 or use our online enquiry form.